Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Found Hope

Our appointment with the holistic medical center went well. The doctor seems to really think he can help Jax. We are waiting for 3 kits to be mailed to our house, which include:

Comp Stool Analysis (to check for said bacterial overgrowth)
Metabolic Analysis (urine)
Food Antibodies (blood)

There are also a few other standard blood tests the doc wants to review. Once we have the results from all of these, the doctor would like to make a game plan. He wants to see the whole picture and he's guessing that Jax has a few contributing issues here. While all this is happening (which will be a bit of a process), they want Jax on a dairy-free probiotic immediately, along with a chamomile oil rubbed over his liver. The doctor agrees that if a motility study showed Jaxon to have a neuropathic intestinal disease, he is not doubting that. But he feels there are probably more issues contributing to it, that can be treated. He also feels that Jaxon's pale complexion is a result of malnourishment. As in, his intestines are not absorbing properly.

Jax was such a good boy through the appointment, and actually had one of his episodes in front of the doctors. While we hate watching Jax do this, it is nice for a doctor to witness these awful, painful attacks that he goes through. The doctors definitely think they can help him, so we have our fingers crossed. He said he's had babies on feeding tubes with motility disorders that he has helped, and they are all tube-free. I hate to get our hopes up, but it's so hard not to. I was very nervous we'd see them and they would send us home with a herb. I feel better knowing they are doing a complete workup on him before making any decisions like that.

Interesting bit of info for you moms out there - apparently people with type A blood have a higher chance of dairy sensitivity. I thought that was interesting, and wanted to pass along.
So now I am waiting for the kits to begin gathering everything together. I'm not sure how long the process takes once I send everything back in is, but hopefully not too long. Jaxon is sliding back down again. He's been up the past two nights crying in pain and vomiting. This is the point where we start up another antibiotic, but we're going to try the probiotic first (when we get it). Fingers crossed.

9 comments:

mrsrubly said...

o yeah! this is wonderful news. i am so glad that you guys are on the path to get the right answers. you are such a great momma~

Sara B said...

I'm glad to hear that there is some hope of improvement! That's interesting about Type A Blood..I am Type A and I am lactose intolerant!

Amanda said...

Yay yay yay!!!! I am so glad that the doctor has some good ideas for you!!

tbonegrl said...

This is wonderful news! I continue to pray the "game plan" gives you added hope!

nora said...

i hope so much that this is what you have been searching for! cannot wait to hear how it helps...

Becky said...

I am glad to hear that there are other alternatives! Yay for holistic medicine :-)!

Courtney said...

Wonderful news!! I just wanted to let you know there is a book about eating for your blood type that may help. People who follow it notice better digestion, energy....etc. It could help reading about Type A.

Good luck!

Scullyhoyy said...

I hope this works for Jax. ((hugs))

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